ATSU Missouri dental school names new dean
May 17, 2016
. — A.T. Still University announced May 13 it named Dr. Dwight E. McLeod as the new dean of its Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, effective July 18.
"Dr. McLeod's professional and leadership experiences match the university's mission of producing highly competent health professionals and serving the underserved," said Norman Gevitz, Ph.D., ATSU's senior vice president of academic affairs, in a news release.
Dr. McLeod, who received his dental degree from Howard University, is currently professor and chair for the Department of Applied Dental Medicine and section head of Periodontology at the Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine.
In addition, he is a member of the ADA, American Dental Education Association and American Academy of Periodontology. In 2000, Dr. McLeod founded the Jamaica Dental Mission, which operates three clinics in western Jamaica and has served more 16,000 patients.
Dr. Don Altman will continue to serve as interim dean of ATSU-MOSDOH until July 18.